Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

article imageConvicted murderer sues state over porn being banned in prison

By Owen Weldon     Oct 21, 2014 in Odd News
A convicted murderer in Connecticut is suing the state over a ban on porn in prison, saying it violates his constitutional rights.
Dwight Pink Jr., 44, filed the lawsuit back in July, saying that the guards at the prison used the policy to deny him an art book. The book, "The Atlas of Foreshortening," uses nude models to help show people how to draw the human form.
Pink says that the porn ban violates his free speech rights, and that it serves no meaningful objective in jail.
On Monday, the state filed a response, saying that the ban did not cause any harm to Pink, and his rights were not violated.
According to Newser, the porn ban excludes materials that are considered educational, artistic, literary or scientific in nature. Some legal experts believe the courts could end up siding Pink if they think the ban was improperly used with the case involving the art book.
Pink is seeking $25,000 in damages, as well as for his attorney fees.
Pink is in prison for the 1998 murder of a 35-year-old father in Old Saybrook.He was sentenced to 50-years and is currently serving his time at the Cheshire Correctional Institution.
Back in 2012, state Department of Corrections banned material that depicted sexual activity or nudity.
More about Porn, Ban, Sues, Convicted, Mythbusters
More news from
Latest News
Top News